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Ralph B. Tompkins, Jr.

June 14, 1954 - November 23, 2020


Waverly, New York

Date of Death:

November 23, 2020



Birth Date:

June 14, 1954

Birth Place:

Peekskill, New York

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Ralph B. Tompkins, Jr.

Ralph B. Tompkins Jr., 66, of Waverly, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 23, 2020 at his home.

He was predeceased by his parents, Ralph B. and Ellen Harten Tompkins Sr.; aunt Patricia Marshall; and R. Victor Turriziani “Uncle Torny “.

Ralph is survived by his wife, Laurie Tompkins of Waverly, daughters: Charlotte Tompkins of Waverly, Heather (William) Franklin of Warren Center, PA and Jeannie (John) Babcock of Athens; Step-children: Michael Hill of AL and Erica (John) Rinebold of Towanda; Siblings: Linda (Scott) Husted of Binghamton, Howard ”Bud”(Sharon) Tompkins of NJ, and Robert Tompkins of FL; grandchildren: Alexa Babcock, Logan Lannom, Braeden Frisbie, Kiara Babcock, Jaydn Babcock, LilyParker Ennis, Gavin Cooper, Ashlyn Cooper, Jarren Ennis, Cora Franklin and Riley Rinebold; along with several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  

Ralph was born in Peekskill, NY but was a lifelong resident of Waverly.  Ralph proudly served in the United States Navy.  He later went to the New York State Police Academy and served as a New York State Trooper for 18 years with Troop C.  Ralph was active with the Greater Valley Emergency Medical Services for many years.  He was actively involved with the Boy Scouts for several years where he loved sharing his knowledge and skills with the kids and served as captain to Pack 12.  Ralph was a lifelong member of the Waverly United Methodist Church.  He was a man who loved to tinker with everything, he loved electronics and computers.  Like many of his family members before him, Ralph loved to fish but most of all he loved his family.  

A memorial service to honor Ralph’s life will be held at a later date.  The family is being assisted by the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY. Those wishing to send a message of sympathy to Ralph’s family may visit our Facebook page or in “Obituaries” at

Sympathy Messages

From: Pam Shabazian
I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

From: Beverlee Wheeler
Thoughts and prayers to the entire family of Ralph.  Thinking of you at this difficult time.
Keep your faith!

From: Lucy Campbell
So sorry for your loss Charlotte.  I will be praying for you and your family during this difficult time.

From: Teri Bomboy
Laurie and family I am so very sorry for your loss.  You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

From: Cyndy Vough Buiniskis
My sincere condolences to Ralph's family,from one of his old high school friends. May good memories bring you comfort in the days ahead. RIP Ralph.

From: Jim Robinson
Laurie, I am so sorry to hear of Ralph's passing.  My thoughts and prayers to you and the family.  I have many fond memories of our friendship over the years.  Much love to you.

From: Brenda Benninge, Kori Jones and family
Shirley, Mike, Kathy & families 
Please know we are sending prayers of comfort, faith, and kindness at this hard time. We love you all. The grandkids & great grands are her caring legacy. Love and hugs..

From: Sandra(Sandy)Simpson
Dear Friends, and Family
 I am saddened to learn of the passing, of my friend Officer Ralph Tompkins. I have known him for a very long time, but the one time I will always be grateful, for is the time he rescued me from an intruder in my Endicott apt. He was the smartest, and bravest Cop I know. I also know where he is. He is in Heaven with our Lord Jesus, and all his saintly family especially his Mom, and Dad, that I knew and loved as well. Be at Peace. Blessings to all

From: Rick and Pam Mott
We are sorry to hear of Ralph's passing.  We have a lot of memories working with Ralph at GVEMS

From: The Brittain Family
Rest in Peace, dear childhood friend. "You've got to be movin' along....."
We will always remember you with a smile. God bless!

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